Accountability & Goal Setting: Our First Session
by, 01-31-2011 at 11:47 PM (921 Views)
I am so happy to announce that our first accountability and goal setting session for the Northeast and Mid Atlantic states is going to take place on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 at 8:00 PM EST. Lorayne Blacka and I will be the co-facilitators.
While I was writing up the agenda for the meeting, it occurred to me that perhaps all of us here (from other regions also) could benefit from each other’s knowledge and wisdom. The break down by region does make it easier to connect physically and the time zone distinctions make it easier to schedule meetings.
That said, when we are a new-comer in a brand new environment, quite often various mental obstacles tend to kick in! If we can become part of a group it is often easier to take the first/next step. With that in mind, I am inviting others (from any region) to feel free to join us in our conversations in the “Northeast” forum area, join us here on the blog and even join us on our first call.
We feel fortunate that the Northeast and the Mid Atlantic region merged, so now we are bigger and stronger in our accountability and goal setting - we hope! Lorayne and I were discussing, we can always breakaway when the group becomes too big and also when people feel comfortable
to run their own small groups. I hope David will be OK with this.
To find out more about our session (call-in details etc.) please look in the Northeast section of the forum (sorry didn’t mean for you to look up and to your right ) and check out the thread called “Accountability and Goal Setting Session 1.” Feel free to post your response or suggestions there. Certainly feel free to post your suggestions or response here also.
Even before we can set any goals we need to have a clear idea in our mind as to what we want to achieve. It is like that old saying, if you don’t know where you're going you'll end up nowhere. So in an effort to get us to think about what we want out of NAMS and the accountability sessions and so that we could become more specific about what we want to do and achieve, I put together a list of questions that you might want to ask yourself and think
There is so much more to goal setting. Entire books have been written about it. It's mainly about what, when and how. For this post I will only stick to the questions that might help you to start thinking about where you want to go with your goals.
Even though all of us are aware of these (goal setting) techniques, the challenge is in putting them into action. So if we work as a group I think it'll be much easier to move forward.
Here are some questions that you might ponder upon. Perhaps you could write the answers down. This might help you get better prepared for the session.
1. What is your pie-in-the-sky goal for NAMS? Don't hold back! This is where you dream big!
2. What would you like to have accomplished by the end of 2011, pertaining to you and NAMS?
3. What would you like to accomplish by August (NAMS6)?
4. What do you want to accomplish in the next month (next 4 weeks)?
5. What do you want to have done in one week (in the next 7 days)?
6. What can you do in the next 24 hours that will get you one step closer to your goals?
7. When are you going to do this? Set an actual time - at least in your own mind.
8. What are the things you can do by yourself and what are the things you need help with?
9. Who can help you with these?
10. What are your expectations from NAMS?
11. What are your expectations from these accountability sessions?
12. What is one thing that needs to happen that will make you feel that joining an accountability session was the best idea ever? In other words how do you define success from joining an accountability session?
13. How can the group help you achieve this?
14. What would need to happen at the end of the first year so that you would feel that joining NAMS was indeed a successful endeavor? Success here is defined in your own personal terms.
I most sincerely recommend that you take the time and write the answers down. Writing your thoughts down is your very first step to taking action.
There are so many other questions we can ask ourselves. Please join in and post questions, comments and suggestions.
Remember the wise words of David Perdew, “Knowledge without action is worthless.”
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